Although many patients visiting the Treatment Centre come for physiotherapy, there are a number of patients who need support with stress, anxiety and other such conditions.
The Psychological Wellbeing Programme is a two week structured programme designed specifically for Serving Officers. When attending the Police Treatment Centres on the Psychological Wellbeing Programme, you can expect to take part in group sessions in stress management, workshops focusing on relaxation, sleep, mindfulness, group exercise sessions and also individual counselling and complementary therapy sessions.
"Absolutely brilliant two weeks, the 1:1 sessions were fantastic, Rachel knew exactly what advice to give me. The complementary therapies were wonderful in making me relax"
Police occupational health contacts advise us that certain roles within the force are deemed to be of a higher psychological risk i.e. Family Liaison Officers and Officers working in more Specialist Crime areas and as such are more psychologically demanding and challenging. It is also recognised that long term exposure working in such ‘Specialist Roles’ can build tolerance and risk altering an individual’s perception of normal behaviour.
Police are under higher stress, because of lower staff numbers and confirmed exposure to stressful situations, and sometimes both personal and professional responsibilities take their toll.
Attending the treatment centre for such officers provides the necessary support needed in an informal setting, reducing pressures of life & workload to enable them to take the time to learn strategies to improve their psychological wellbeing.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the programme ... it has helped me along the rocky road to recovery."